Sustainable Development Goals
Goal 16, Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Release date: January 25, 2024
Sustainable Development Goals: Goal 16, Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Description: Sustainable Development Goals: Goal 16, Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

Confidence in InstitutionsNote 1 in 2022

Less than 50% of Canadians had confidence in the justice system & courts. This rate was lowest among LGBTQ2+ people at 29%. LGBTQ2+ women had the least confidence at 22%, less than half the confidence of non-LGBTQ2+ women. Almost 32% of non-Indigenous people had confidence in the Canadian media. More than double the rate of Indigenous people.


Police-reported cybercrime violationsNote 2 reached a rate of 191 per 100,000 population in 2022, more than 3 times higher than in 2015. Fraud accounted for over 36,800 violations in 2022, around half of all cyber-related violations.

Community Spotlight: Wisdom2Action

Wisdom2Action's mission is to facilitate positive change and strengthen communities through gender justice and 2SLGBTQIA+ inclusion, children's rights and youth engagement, and mental health and substance use.

Safer Access For Everyone in the Rainbow (SAFER): 3-year project funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada to address and prevent gender-based violence against 2SLGBTQIA+ youth. From February 2022 to March 2023, 327 representatives attended 16 training sessions across Canada and 92% of the trainees reported knowledge gain while 83% reported skills gain. A public education campaign has been implemented and knowledge mobilization symposia are currently underway.

Sources: Statistics Canada, Canadian Social Survey, 2023. Statistics Canada, Uniform Crime Reporting Survey, 2022. Wisdom2Action, 2023.

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